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Austenland Tea

Ok, I am in need of a happy post, so here we go! Stephanie’s (November) Pumpkin Tea this year was themed “Austenland,” and inspired by the movie. So costumes were encouraged to be less-than-historically-accurate, over-the-top, and the food was the same. It was super fun. Since I had no sewing time, I wore a reddish/pink Spencer that is pretty loud … Continue Reading →


Halloween

Halloween

Halloween! This is another baby post, basically. Halloween is an excellent occasion to dress your baby up in cute costumes, and as I had no time/interest for baby sewing, I used stuff I bought. Like this cute astronaut flight suit that was marked 12 months (and we were at 11), that was, alas, way too small. I put blue leggings … Continue Reading →


Historical Hogwarts party

Historical Hogwarts party

My friend Chelsea hosted a Historical Hogwarts themed tea this October (busy month, seriously!). Janine, Conley, and I carpooled down to Williamsburg to make a long day trip of it. Janine and Conley were Slytherin. As were most of the partygoers. The host was Hufflepuff. I was the lone Gryffindor at the party. I repurposed a white regency dress with … Continue Reading →


England Day 4: Harry Potter Studio Tour, part 2

England Day 4: Harry Potter Studio Tour, part 2

Here’s Part 2 of the Harry Potter Studio tour – some of the outdoor stuff! It was here that we took some of my favorite pictures, so I’m just gonna lead with those. They had the covered bridge from the movies – obviously it wasn’t high up in the air, but right on the ground. It’s really ornate though, and … Continue Reading →


England Day 4: Harry Potter Studio Tour, part 1

England Day 4: Harry Potter Studio Tour, part 1

We spent the afternoon of our fourth day hitting the Harry Potter Studio Tour, which was super exciting. I had no idea what to expect, and we had a baby in tow. But as it turns out, minus one short video at the start of the tour, the whole thing is very kid and baby friendly (and the movie they … Continue Reading →


2018 Costume Year in Review

Well, I set myself a very short list for 2018 and I accomplished none of it. I’m not sure I’m so much in a slump anymore as much as just not having time. Working full-time and having a baby is time-consuming (I mean, I don’t even have naps to use for sewing since I’m at work). If I made it … Continue Reading →


Summer Shoot at the Portrait Gallery, part 5 – Outtakes by In the Long Run Designs

Summer Shoot at the Portrait Gallery, part 5 – Outtakes by In the Long Run Designs

So, as I posted recently, we did a summer shoot at the Portrait Gallery in August. These are a few misc photos shot my Mike from In the Long Run Designs. They are sort of fun because they show some of the behind-the-scenes! Yeah, I’m on my phone. In my defense my husband and baby were at the Natural History … Continue Reading →


Summer Shoot at the Portrait Gallery, part 4 – Mike & Gloria

So, as I posted recently, we did a summer shoot at the Portrait Gallery in August. Last but certainly not least, are the photos taken by Mike from In the Long Run Designs. (https://inthelongrun.wordpress.com/) I’ll also repost some of what I had said about my costume! You can skip this section if you saw my other posts. :-) The short … Continue Reading →


Summer Shoot at the Portrait Gallery, part 3 – Dan

So, as I posted recently, we did a summer shoot at the Portrait Gallery in August. These are the photos taken by Dan Arango Photography. I’ll also repost some of what I had said about my costume! You can skip this section if you saw my other posts. :-) The short version: I decided to wear my Titanic Jump dress. … Continue Reading →


Summer Shoot at the Portrait Gallery, part 2 – Justin

So, as I posted recently, we did a summer shoot at the Portrait Gallery in August. These are the photos taken by Justin Schneider of Rich and Strange Photography. I’ll also repost some of what I had said about my costume! The short version: I decided to wear my Titanic Jump dress. I recently had to do repairs on this … Continue Reading →


Summer Shoot at the Portrait Gallery, part 1

This past August, Gloria & Mike of In the Long Run Designs, organized a costumed photoshoot at the Portrait Gallery in DC. (https://inthelongrun.wordpress.com/) I wasn’t entirely sure what to wear partially because I’m not actively sewing much now and we’d been super busy. I wanted to do something historical because of the venue – and then I started thinking about … Continue Reading →


Georgian Picnic

Gloria and I tried to host a Georgian picnic at the start of June – “tried to” because the weather did not cooperate with us. We had planned to have it on the grounds of Montpelier Mansion in Laurel – and ended up having to move it indoors because of the forecast. This led to a mini-panic since we’d anticipated … Continue Reading →